Sunday, July 5, 2009

It's NOT Monday, is it?

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! In this blog carnival created by MckMama everyone has fun telling all the things they DID NOT do (but really did). You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Here's what has NOT been going on around here:

I DID NOT fall in love with Rust-Oleum Hammered Spray Paint and go completely crazy spray-painting picture frames, candlesticks, cabinet knobs, doorknobs, and locks last week. I DID NOT actually find myself rummaging through our under-the-stairs closet looking for more things I could spray paint! NO, NOT ME! Don't worry I DO NOT plan to post before and after pictures of the spray-paint mania tomorrow.

We DID NOT head for a day trip to the beach on Friday and have a super beach day! The whining was minimal, my husband and I have the beach packing down so even getting ready to go was not too hard, and there were no poopy swim diapers! I made brownies the night before and had them in the cooler for our beach dessert and oh my goodness were those cold, chocolatey brownies yummy after the sandwiches mixed with real sand!

The toddler was NOT in heaven with all the dirt, I mean sand (it's a Texas beach so they are really the same thing), to play in!

We DID NOT march with my son's swim team in our little town's parade on Saturday and DID NOT learn that watching a parade is actually way more fun than being in the parade, at least when it is 200 degrees outside! The sno-cones were the highlight of the morning!

I DID NOT sit next to my toddler on a bench at our church picnic on Saturday wearing a white skirt while he ate a hot dog with mustard and ketchup and a side of Cheetos. He DID NOT touch me about 45 times while eating (in between each bite)! Let's just say my skirt is no longer white and I probably didn't seem very church-like saying to my 2 year old, "Stop touching me!" and "Please don't touch me!" over and over again as he ate!

I am NOT AT ALL obnoxious with the patriot clothing on the 4th of July!

We DID NOT discover the best way to watch fireworks with little kids -- from the car! No mosquitoes, no lugging chairs and kids from a mile away, and no screaming and crying because the kids felt safe in the car! My husband DID NOT roll down the window for half a second and unleash a little bit of the screaming and crying, but that quieted once he learned his lesson and rolled that window back up!

Can't wait to hear what you've NOT been up to!


  1. Hey, I'm having trouble reading your blog. Is something going on with the font color? Just checking. Maybe it's my computer. Oh wait...there it goes. Just took a while to load. Love the wagon parade. My Mom's neighborhood does that!

  2. Hmm, maybe I will have to check back to see spray paint mania, never heard of hammered and am intrigued!

  3. We do not think the best way to watch fireworks is from the car either!

  4. We also love watching the fireworks from the car. We've done it many times before. This year the screaming was minimal because we just stayed home and watched all of our neighbors (who bought some very LOUD fireworks)!! Great post.

  5. That looks like fun! Love the little wagon!

  6. I love the patriotic clothing.

  7. I used to watch the fireworks from inside the car when I was little too - I was terrified of the loud booms!

    Sorry about your white skirt and the hot dog! Why is "mom" synanomous" with napkin?

  8. I love their cute clothing! I love dressing my kids up for the 4th!

  9. OK, I have to laugh at the white skirt thing. My 21-month old was doing the same thing with Cheeto hands, and I just couldn't help keep pulling away every time he tried to touch me!

    I am so jealous of your kids' darling clothing for the 4th. I definitely dropped the ball on this one and looking back over the pictures from the last few years, I was bummed I didn't do something a little more patriotic this year!

    Glad you had a great day at the beach!!

  10. So cute!! I love your NOT Monday's :)

  11. haha I am glad that I am not the only one! One of the things that aggravate me the most is my toddlers pulling on my clothes and touching me with messy hands!


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